Looks like there's a fair amount of substance to those rumors that Charlie Davies and DC United are negotiating. DC United released a statement saying that the United States striker is joining the team in Florida for a week-long "evaluation period."
Here's the full statement: "Charlie Davies is expected to join D.C. United in Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday for a week-long evaluation period, which will include training and game time with the first team and a full medical evaluation by team doctors in DC. Details of the 12-month loan have already been negotiated, but nothing will be official until D.C. United is satisfied Charlie is physically capable of playing at the level required to be successful in MLS. United currently holds the top spot in the League’s allocation ranking and would therefore have first option to acquire Davies."
Davies later reconfirmed that news with a message on Twitter with lots of exclamation points.
I'm very excited to meet up with DC United in Florida tomorrow!! Looking forward to it & can't wait!! Thank you all for the support!!! #DCU
Davies has not played a senior team match for Sochaux this season, and has been playing with their reserves. The closest he came to seeing action was one appearance on the gameday roster on Dec. 18, but did not play.